STUDIO CITY—Officials from the Los Angeles Police Department North Hollywood Division are searching for a man suspected of stabbing another man on Saturday, September 26, at a Studio City restaurant.
According to witnesses, the stabbing took place on the balcony of the high-end Russian eatery, Romanov Restaurant and Lounge, located at 12229 Ventura Blvd.
The suspect and the victim were part of two groups who were on the balcony at around 11:20 p.m. The two men got into a direct altercation that resulted in the victim being stabbed in the stomach.
The LAPD notes that the suspect was seen fleeing the scene in a black Mercedes. Following his escape, the suspect is believed to have fired a number of gunshots near the restaurant.
The stabbing victim, not yet identified, sustained non-life threatening injuries and is listed in stable condition at a local hospital.
The police has commented that members of both groups, including the victim, have been less than cooperative in the investigation. Authorities have not released a physical description of the suspect to the public.
This is the latest in a number of stabbing investigations in the Studio City/North Hollywood area. Emmy-winning producer Andre Salaman Bautista was arrested on suspicion of stabbing his roommate, 23-year-old Clayton Haymes, in their home on September 8.
On the same day, another stabbing occurred at a residence on 3100 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard. A man was transported to the hospital in stable condition. Two men were detained for questioning.
Anyone with information that could help authorities locate the suspect in the September 26 stabbing is asked to call the non-emergency line of the North Hollywood Police at 1-877-275-5273. Callers can remain anonymous if they wish.